Sound points of vOICe can return sight to million people on a planet
In Russia the device which, according to his developers, can help to lead to blind people high-grade life is created. As authors of the project people, not indifferent to problems of visually impaired persons acted. The vOICe system allocates the blind person with so-called substitute sight which allows to be guided in space without assistance.
According to World Health Organization, around the world is more than three tens millions blind people. In Russia their number reaches 280 thousand. From them two thirds – teenagers and children. These people constantly experience difficulties in an everyday life. The vOICe system is urged to help by it to find sight which will be provided at the expense of transformation of visual images from a video camera in a complex of the sound signals perceived by a brain as analog of the black-and-white picture.
The user of vOICe can distinguish moving objects and a large print, is told on project page on a site Boomstarter through which collecting money on device release is conducted. The project already managed to collect more than 250 thousand rubles from 350 thousand planned. Before end of an action there were two weeks.
On collected money it is planned to let out five working prototypes of vOICe system and to test them on volunteers in Russia. The complete set of system includes video points with support of Wi-fi and the tiny computer with the compact power supply.
Other details on project page.